April 21, 2012

Memorial names

The men featured here are listed on Brandon’s War Memorial, situated in the Cemetery in the town.  It lists the names of all Brandon men who fell during the ‘Great War’.  Some of their bodies were never found and so are listed on distant memorials in foreign lands, others did receive a burial, whether it be in the UK, in a foreign field in Europe, Israel, Turkey or Iraq, or as in the case of two men who died of their wounds shortly after Armistice Day they are buried in Brandon’s Cemetery.  It is worth considering that there are some men from Brandon who were killed in action but who do not feature on the memorial.  Please click on a name below to read their story.

Memorial names

  1. William Adams – (37) Died of wounds, Flanders, 13th Oct 1917
  2. Herbert Ashley – (22) Killed in action, Flanders, 11th Oct 1918
  3. George Branch – (??) Killed in action, Flanders, 28th Aug 1914
  4. Ernest Brown – (31) Killed in action, Flanders, 31st Jul 1917
  5. Cyril Burton – (27) Died, Flanders, 1st July 1916
  6. Albert Carter – (31) Killed in action, Flanders, 1st Jul 1916
  7. Leonard Carter – (26) Killed in action, Flanders, 16th Oct 1914
  8. Bertie Challis – (29) Died, Flanders, 9th Oct 1917
  9. Lawrence Cubitt – (25) Killed in action, Flanders, 12th Oct 1916
  10. James Dickerson – (23) Killed in action, Flanders, 18th Oct 1916
  11. Bertie Docking – (23) Killed in action, Flanders, 9th Oct 1917
  12. Henry Docking – (24) Died, Palestine, 19th Apr 1917
  13. Herbert Docking – (25) Died, Mesopotamia, 14th Oct 1918
  14. Robert Docking D.C.M. – (21) Killed in action, Flanders, 12th Oct 1916
  15. William Dorling – (27) Killed in action, Flanders, 23rd Mar 1918
  16. Bert Dyer – (18) Killed in action, Flanders, 21st Sep 1918
  17. James Dyer – (27) Killed in action, Flanders, 26th Aug 1914
  18. Bertie Edwards – (??) Killed in action, Flanders, 2nd Oct 1915
  19. Bertie Edwards – (??) Died, Mesopotamia, 15th Sep 1916
  20. Charles Edwards – (32) Killed in action, Flanders, 6th Aug 1915
  21. Edward Edwards – (19) Killed in action, Flanders, 23rd May 1918
  22. George Edwards – (25) Died of wounds, Flanders, 4th May 1917
  23. Alfred Field – (23) Died of wounds, Flanders, 11th Feb 1915
  24. Arthur Field – (24) Killed in action, Flanders, 1st Jul 1918
  25. Wilfred Gillings – (29) Died of wounds, Flanders, 15th May 1917
  26. Herbert Grass – (30) Killed in action, Flanders, 19th Jul 1916
  27. James Grass – (19) Killed in action, Flanders, 3rd Oct 1915
  28. Walter Grass – (29) Killed in action, Flanders, 30th Jul 1915
  29. Lewis Halls – (18) Killed in action, Flanders, 14th Nov 1917
  30. Frederick Hensby – (33) Killed in action, Palestine, 19th Apr 1917
  31. Edgar Johnson – (34) Died, UK, 30th Aug 1918
  32. Arthur Kent – (23) Killed in action, Flanders, 22nd Aug 1918
  33. Charles Kent – (30) Killed in action, Flanders, 23rd Apr 1915
  34. Edward Kent – (20) Died, Flanders, 27th Oct 1917
  35. William Kent – (16) Died, at sea, 1st Jan 1915
  36. William Lingwood – (35) Killed in action, Flanders, 1st Jul 1916
  37. Hector Lockwood – (21) Killed in action, Flanders, 21st Aug 1918
  38. George Marchant – (33) Killed in action, Flanders, 25th Sep 1917
  39. Francis Mutum – (19) Killed in action, Flanders, 1st Jul 1916
  40. William Mutum – (21) Died, UK, 23rd Nov 1918
  41. Frederick Newell – (25) Died of wounds, Egypt, 28th Dec 1917
  42. Reginald Nichols – (18) Killed in action, Flanders, 2nd Feb 1916
  43. Bertie Norton – (18) Killed in action, Flanders, 11th Oct 1918
  44. Maurice Osborne – (??) Killed in action, Palestine, 2nd Nov 1917
  45. Rowland Parrott – (22) Killed in action, Flanders, 6th Mar 1917
  46. Arthur Plumb – (21) Killed in action, Flanders, 16th Jun 1915
  47. Walter Randall – (27) Died, Gallipoli, 7th Oct 1915
  48. Albert Royal – (27) Killed in action, Flanders, 13th Oct 1915
  49. Harry Rumsey – (18) Killed in action, Gallipoli, 14th Aug 1915
  50. Edmund Talbot – (31) Killed in action, Greece, 3rd Oct 1916
  51. Frederick Talbot – (33) Killed in action, Flanders, 1st Jul 1916
  52. Walter Talbot – (??) Killed in action, Flanders, 13th May 1915
  53. William Talbot – (??) Died of wounds, Palestine, 9th Dec 1917
  54. Ernest Thompson – (32) Died of wounds, Flanders, 31st Jul 1916
  55. Frederick Thompson – (28) Died of wounds, Flanders, 12th Feb 1917
  56. Herbert Tilney – (22) Killed in action, Flanders, 12th Aug 1916
  57. Charles Warren – (24) Killed in action, Flanders, 26th Sep 1915
  58. Samuel Wells – (25) Died, at sea, 15th Sep 1915
  59. John Wells – (29) Killed in action, Flanders, 11th Aug 1917
  60. William Westlake – (34) Died, UK, 4th Mar 1918
  61. John Wharf – (20) Killed in action, Flanders, 29th Aug 1918
  62. Walter Wharf – (??) Killed in action, Flanders, 4th Oct 1915
  63. Frederick Wicks – (28) Killed in action, Palestine, 2nd Nov 1917
  64. Fred C. Wicks – (26) Killed in action, Flanders, 30th Mar 1917
  65. George Wicks – (34) Died of wounds, Palestine, 22nd Apr 1917